Barcelona Gipsy balKan Orchestra
The contemporary and unique sound of the BGKO comes from their passionate and relentless exploration of sounds and timbers from the romani, klezmer, balkan and mediterranean music. All understood as a set of musical traditions and multiethnic cultures which go beyond any geographical boundary.
The group itself blends the different artistic influences of its members, enriched and shaped by Barcelona’s vibrant musical scene: from traditional Catalan, Greek, Italian, Russian and Middle Eastern songs to the vital vibes of jazz manouche and rockabilly.
BGKO are Mattia Schirosa (accordion, Italy), Julien Chanal (guitar, France), Ivan Kovacevic (double bass, Serbia), Stelios Togias (percussion, Greece), Dani Carbonell (clarinet, Catalonia-Spain), Oleksandr Sora (violin, Ukraine) / Pere Nolasc Turu (violin, Catalonia-Spain), and Margherita Abita (voice, Italy).